Leading Middle East and North Africa media group beIN MEDIA has signed a two-year media rights agreement that will see become sole broadcaster for the FIFA Club World Cup football competition in 24 countries across the MENA region beginning in December 2019.
Set to take place in Qatar for the first time in history, both the 2019 and 2020 editions of the FIFA Club World Cup will be broadcast live and exclusively on beIN SPORTS to millions of viewers across the region.
The FIFA Club World Cup is the crowning global club competition, with the champions from each continent — Europe’s Champions League winner Liverpool, South America’s Flamengo, C.F. Monterrey of North and Central America and the Caribbean, ES Tunis, Oceania winner Hienghene Sport and Asia’s Al Hilal as well as host nation champions Al Sadd — competing in Qatar for the title of best football club in the world.
Taking place from 11 to 21 December, the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 will be played in three stadiums including Education City Stadium and Khalifa International Stadium which are set to host FIFA World Cup matches in three years’ time.
“We are delighted to have secured the exclusive media rights for the FIFA Club World Cup across 24 countries of the Middle East and North Africa, once again showing our commitment to broadcasting the best sporting competitions on the planet,” remarked beIN MEDIA CEO Yousef Al-Obaidly. “With our world-class studios and facilities in Doha, as well as our experienced staff and talent, beIN SPORTS will proudly broadcast this prestigious international club football tournament to millions of viewers across the region.
Simon Thomas, chief commercial officer of football governing body FIFA added: “Naturally we are thrilled to have beIN SPORTS on board for both of the next two editions of the FIFA Club World Cup. They are already an immensely important broadcast partner of FIFA’s, being the premier broadcaster in the host country of the FIFA World Cup 2022, with unrivalled reach in a region that represents one of the key markets in the world today. We thank them for their commitment and look forward very much to continuing our valued partnership.”